Beginner – Middle School
¡Me gusta mucho esta escuela! Wellan students learn Spanish in context with a hands-on, visual curriculum that encourages active participation. Over time, students progress to more complex conversations; are able to read and retell stories; write reports; and do math equations in Spanish. In addition to these skills, students of all ages develop a love for the Spanish language and culture.
FACULTY & STAFF
Beatriz Lares, Spanish Specialist (Primary, Voyager)
Born and raised in Venezuela, Senora Beatriz has over 18 years of experience teaching Spanish in a Montessori environment for children in Primary and Elementary, and has been with Wellan since it was founded. She holds an undergraduate degree in System Engineering, an MBA from Northeastern University, a Specialization in Finance certification from Harvard University, and a certificate for Introduction to Montessori and Early Childhood from Lexington Montessori. Married for 26 years, she is the mother of two sons, both of whom attended Montessori. She loves spending time with family, winter, and skiing. Her passion is working with children—“They are the engines of the world… they are magical!”
Margarita Londono, Spanish Specialist (Beginners, Elementary)
Margarita holds her Bachelor’s degree from Laselle College in Colombia, South America, and earned her Early Childhood teaching certification from Boston University, along with a certificate in Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Prior to joining our school in 2009, she was an English Immersion Program kindergarten teacher in the Boston Public Schools for 16 years.
Margarita enjoys traveling with her two teenage daughters on trips long and short—which has made them closer as a family. Coincidentally, both of her daughters were students of Wellan’s own Ms. Pat! She also loves to go bike riding and cook for family and friends.